Middlesbrough vs Derby Prediction & Match Preview

Middlesbrough vs Derby
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 11 January 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Riverside Stadium.

Home advantage has certainly been working its charm for Middlesbrough as of late. With Derby known to be at their worst on the road, the hosts are well in contention to climb further up the ladder this week.

Middlesbrough vs Derby Head to head (h2h)

  • Their last clash here ended in a 1-1 draw.
  • All of their previous three encounters have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
  • Both teams have found the back of the net together in four of their past ten meetings.
  • The final scores have been tied thrice in their last ten games.
  • Derby have registered the win just four times in their previous fifteen fixtures. (W-4, D-4, L-7)

Middlesbrough vs Derby Prediction

Middlesbrough are in fine form at the moment and are sporting a stellar five-match unbeaten streak in all competitions. The hosts have been tasting nothing but success in their past four clashes in the Championship as well, and have stumbled just once in their previous seven.

Impressively, the home side have also won each of their previous three games in the second division without conceding.

Meanwhile, Derby completed back to back wins for the first time in their respective campaign by taking down Barnsley and Charlton at home, with a 2-1 scorecard in each. The guests have not been at the losing end in any of their previous four games across various competitions either.

Be that as it may, the visiting contingent are one among the worst away sides in the cluster. They have dropped points in eleven of their last twelve trips on the road, garnering no more than seven points from a possible thirty-six.

It is also worth mentioning that their only win away from home came against Huddersfield by a narrow 2-1 scoreline, that too back in mid-August.

In sharp contrast, the hosts have secured maximum points from their last four games here. Hence with home advantage at hand, Middlesbrough are unlikely to put a foot wrong in this one.

Furthermore, the home side have looked organized at the back. Impressively, they have kept a clean sheet in four of their past six Championship clashes here.

On the other hand, Derby have been struggling to get their names on the scoresheet in their recent outings, and have found the back of the net just once in their previous seven.

In addition, four of their past five h2h clashes at this stadium have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the final scorecards. Taking the aforementioned into consideration, count on Middlesbrough to wrap things up with a goal or two at the most.

Middlesbrough vs Derby Betting tips

  • Middlesbrough to win @ 2.00 (1/1)
  • Under 2.5 goals @ 1.80 (4/5).